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post #1 of 15 Old 06-25-2007, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Farkle? Farkle? Come on now...

where in the world did that phrase come from? And is it the best we can do? Personally, I don't want to call anything on my bike a farkle. It sounds like a combination of fart and sparkle. I may add a GPS one day, but I sure won't call it a farkle. I'll call it a GPS. Good night.

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Thumbs up From a google search - Farkle

The term Farkle apparently originated among the ST1100 riders. It is an acronym:

F.ancy
A.ccessory
R.eally
K.ool &
L.ikely
E.xpensive
From the 2 Wheel Innovations web site:

Farkle:
N: An Accessory intended to improve or embellish the original system; opulent luxury item;
V: to add pleasure or comfort; to strut about after adding additional items to stock unit thus improving value or performance, usually saying "whoo-hoo" loudly to yourself or your neighbors.
As defined by the ST1100 owners' club, a farkle is:

1. (Noun) any modification to one's motorcycle.
2. (Verb) the act of modifying one's motorcycle in some way.
Farkles may have functional or merely aesthetic value, or in fact no value whatsoever! To farkle is to expand one's connection to the motorcycle, to enhance its uniqueness, and provide a venue for personalization.

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post #3 of 15 Old 06-25-2007, 10:00 PM
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I believe the origin of Farkle is...

Functional
Accessories,
Really
Kool,
Likely
Expensive.....

Gotta Love 'Em!!

I had my last bike (SV650) for 7 years with nary a Farkle...

...I had seven years worth of Farkles ordered before I even took delivery of my Wee-Strom!

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JRShaw types faster than me!!!

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Found it on Wikipedia. I type so slow that the cursor falls asleep.

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post #6 of 15 Old 06-25-2007, 10:24 PM
 
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Sounds almost Shakespearean--"Who would farkles bear?"
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Seems drought conditions are to blame. Bear kills human...bear is tracked down and killed.
Humans alter climate - climate change kills bears. Bears kill humans.

If only some other animals would take in and follow the bears!
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post #8 of 15 Old 06-26-2007, 10:55 AM
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I thought it was short for "Functional Sparkle" meaning an add-on that has a function, not just for looks (like a lot of cruiser stuff).

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im with nighthawk.

i always heard it is short for function and sparkle

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post #10 of 15 Old 06-26-2007, 11:04 AM
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I thought it was short for "Functional Sparkle" meaning an add-on that has a function, not just for looks (like a lot of cruiser stuff).
I like this one, it sounds more likely. The other sounds like it was made up after the fact.

Big & fugly, mmmmmmmm....
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